So recently I have really been wanting to get out there and do something for my community. I have always really enjoyed volunteering and since I have been out of school I have been doing a whole lot less than I used too. I guess with school it connected me to volunteer and now I am having to find them myself. The people I have met and helped while volunteering have helped make me into a better person and I believe that everyone should volunteer in some sense. It really is a great way to better yourself.
What is the Junior League:
*The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.
The purpose of The Association of Junior League International, Inc. is to add value to its member Leagues in their fulfillment of The Junior League Mission.
THE POWER OF ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders, making a demonstrable impact on their communities. In 1921 the Leagues joined forces as an association, which is today known as The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., in order to bolster their power and amplify their voice through shared knowledge and common causes.
Today AJLI is a charitable nonprofit organization that provides continuity and support, guidance, and leadership development opportunities to its member Leagues. Through regional, national and international meetings, comprehensive resources, customized consultations, and League and member benefits, it supports its member Leagues in the fulfillment of The Junior League’s Mission. AJLI is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors, which is accountable to the Leagues and comprised of women who are members of the Junior Leagues in their communities. The Association's New York City-based staff, under the leadership of the Executive Director, provides services to Leagues that support the established goals.*
Over the years I have heard a lot about the Junior League, but living in a very small town I was not able to be a part so I never really looked much into it. However, here in Memphis there is a thriving chapter that does a lot of great work and I have been keeping my eyes on them to see when applications could be submitted. Luckily for me it is in July so I will have time to get settled into the new apartment and get signed up for this year!
So hopefully soon I will be able to call myself a Junior Leaguer and help those in the Memphis area! Lovelies are there any types of volunteering you enjoy. Any experiences you would like to share?